Bordighera, Italy

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:40575

"Bordighera," painted by Claude Monet in 1884 during his stay in Italy, stands as an exquisite exemplification of Impressionist art. It embodies the ephemeral beauty of light and colour in the lush landscape of Bordighera. His innovative, loose brushwork and vibrant hues capture the atmospheric nuances of the Mediterranean. Exceptionally, Monet's ambition to convey the transient nature of vision and perception is uniquely manifest in this work, pioneering techniques that would revolutionize landscape painting. Its transcendent quality helps define "Bordighera" as a defining piece within Monet's oeuvre.

38 cm

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Claude Monet, the legendary French painter, is renowned for his groundbreaking work in the field of Impressionism. Among his extensive portfolio, the artwork titled ‘Bordighera’ holds a special place due to its expressive handling of color and light. Painted in 1874 during Monet’s sojourn to Italy, this piece captures the captivating landscape of Bordighera, a small coastal town on the Italian Riviera.

Monet’s ‘Bordighera’ stands out for its unparalleled mastery of the plein-air technique, a hallmark of the Impressionist movement. The painting’s luminous palette, vibrant brushwork, and the ephemeral play of light on the foliage and buildings convey the fleeting impressions of the scene. Monet’s intention was not just to record a landscape but to convey the sensory experience of being within it, a concept that revolutionized art.

Monet’s artistic venture to Italy was primarily focused on the exploration of light and how it interacts with the natural environment. In ‘Bordighera’, he painted the town’s exotic plants, palm trees, and the radiant Mediterranean light, beautifully encapsulating the idyllic essence of the locale.

This painting is particularly special as it represented a significant phase in Monet’s career where he began focusing on series paintings. Bordighera was one of the first subjects where he painted the same scene at different times of the day to capture varying light and atmospheric conditions. This approach would later culminate in his iconic series like ‘Haystacks’ and ‘Water Lilies’.

Original size:
73 x 58 cm (width x height)
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